Wesleyan portrait of John P. Bonin

John P. Bonin

Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science

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Professor of Economics

Public Affairs Center, 305

Co-Chair, College of Social Studies

Tutor, College of Social Studies


Professor, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies


BA Boston College
MA University of Rochester
PHD University of Rochester

John P. Bonin

John P. Bonin is Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science at Wesleyan University in Middletown CT. USA. Bonin has published more than sixty-five articles in economic journals; he has authored three books and co-translated four French microeconomic theory books. His recent papers focusing on banking and finance in transition and Asian countries are found in Journal of Banking and Finance, Comparative Economic Studies, Economic Systems, Journal of Comparative Economics, the Oxford Handbook of Banking, Journal of Asian Economics and World Economy. Bonin was the Editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics from 1996 to 2006. He has served twice as President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, most recently in 2009.  Bonin has consulted for the World Bank, the United Nations, the U.S. Treasury, the Institute for EastWest Studies, the WIIW, and the 1990 Institute. He was an expert witness in an international banking case: Ceska Sporitelna a.s. v. Unisys Corporation.

John Bonin obtained a B.A. in Economics from Boston College In 1966; he earned a M.A. (1969) and a Ph.D. (1973) in Economics from the University of Rochester.  Bonin's fields of sprecialization in graduate school were Soviet Economics, Mathematical Economics and Applied Microeconomic Theory.  He joined the Wesleyan Department of Economics in 1970.

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Fall 2020
ECON 263 - 01
China's Transformation

Spring 2021
CSS 320 - 01
Jr Tut: China in Global Econ

CSS 320 - 02
Jr Tut: China in Global Econ

ECON 301 - 02
Microeconomic Analysis